Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten and Sasuke Inari Shrines

6-days Revisiting Summer Japan for Mt. Fuji (3,776masl) Solo Trek
August 07-13, 2014

Kamakura Trip 5th Part; Kotoko-in Daibutsu (Great Buddha)

How to go to Sasuke Inari Shrine;
From Tokyo, ride a train bound to Kamakura Station for almost 1.5hr travel time at 920JPY($9.29) fare fee. This temple is around 1km away from the Kamakura train station. Admission is FREE. Photography and video taking with monopod is permitted inside, tripod is prohibited.

Sasuke Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura and the site of the Hidden Village of Kamakura. It's located within a stone's throw of Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine. Tradition holds that Sasuke Inari Shrine was created by Minamoto Yoritomo. While in exile in Izu, Yoritomo was visited in a dream by an old man from the Hidden Village of Kamakura who instructed Yoritomo of the timing to begin battling his enemies. When Yoritomo succeed and became Shogun, he created this shrine in gratitude.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasuke_Inari_Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Sasuke Inari Shrine

How to go to Benzaiten Shrine;
From Tokyo, ride a train bound to Kamakura Station for almost 1.5hr travel time at 920JPY($9.29) fare fee. This temple is around 1.3km away from the Kamakura train station. Admission is FREE. Photography and video taking with monopod is permitted inside, tripod is prohibited.

Zeniarai Benten, is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura. In spite of its small size, it is the second most popular spot in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture after Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū. Zeniarai Benzaiten is popular among tourists because the waters of a spring in its cave are said to be able to multiply the money washed in it. The object of worship is a syncretic kami which fuses a traditional spirit called Ugafukujin with the Buddhist goddess of Indian origin Sarasvati, known in Japanese as Benzaiten. 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeniarai_Benzaiten_Ugafuku_Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten Shrine

Kamakura Trip last Part; Benzaiten Shrine


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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